DUTCH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | Landscape with figures on a path by a windmill, rain clouds beyond
DUTCH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES ON A PATH BY A WINDMILL, RAIN CLOUDS BEYOND
oil on canvas
unframed: 78 x 100.5 cm.; 30¾x 39½ in.
framed: 95.5 x 117.2 cm.; 37⅝ x 46⅛ in.
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The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. A degree of wear is visible throughout the composition. A handful of areas of discoloured retouching are visible in the centre of the sky and upper left, the largest of which measures approx. 4 by 4 cm. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these and reveals very little other intervention, save for some pinprick retouchings following a couple of vertical lines, just right of centre, possibly caused by the canvas being rolled in the past, and a short diagonal line of retouching to a small scratch, lower left, measuring approx. 5 cm. The majority of the composition would appear to remain untouched, and the painting is in overall fair condition.
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With American Art Galleries, New York (according to a label on the reverse).